Sector knowledge: National Trust Historic Houses & Collections Annual

Journal Summary: The National Trust Historic Houses & Collections Annual brings together in-depth articles by leading specialists and curatorial experts. It also features shorter articles, such as high-profile interviews, highlights of recent loans and acquisitions, an exhibition diary and curator-profile pieces.
Published in association with Apollo magazine, the Annual provides illuminating insights into a wide range of research topics relating to collections objects, architecture, gardens, interior design and libraries, among many others.

Publisher: National Trust

Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/art-and-collections-publications

Access: Open access

Journal Type: Organisational publication

Sector knowledge: National Trust Arts, Buildings & Collections Bulletin

NT ABC bulletin coverJournal Summary: Published twice a year, the National Trust Arts, Buildings & Collections Bulletin (ABC Bulletin) digital magazine showcases the latest curatorial and conservation news, projects and expertise at the National Trust.

Publisher: National Trust

Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/art-and-collections-publications

Access: Open access PDF/online

Journal Type: Organisational publication

Sector knowledge: Museum Worlds

Museum Worlds coverJournal Summary: Museum Worlds: Advances in Research is a  multidisciplinary, refereed, annual journal that publishes work that significantly advances knowledge of global trends, case studies, and theory relevant to museum practice and scholarship around the world.
Responding to the need for a rigorous, in-depth review of current work in its field, Museum Worlds: Advances in Research contributes to the ongoing formation of Museum Studies as an academic and practical area of research that is rapidly expanding and alive with potential, opportunity, and challenge that parallels the rapid growth of museums in just about every part of the world.
Museum Worlds aims to trace and comment on major regional, theoretical, methodological, and topical themes and debates, and to encourage comparison of museum theories, practices, and developments in different global settings. Each issue includes a conversation piece on a current topic, as well as peer-reviewed scholarly articles and review articles, book and exhibition reviews, and news on developments in museum studies and related curricula in different parts of the world. Drawing on the expertise and networks of a global Editorial Board of senior scholars and museum practitioners, the journal both challenges and develops the core concepts that link different disciplinary perspectives on museums by bringing new voices into ongoing debates and discussions. Articles are of exceptional quality and general interest from around the world.

Publisher: Berghahn

Website: https://www.berghahnjournals.com/view/journals/museum-worlds/museum-worlds-overview.xml

Access: Subscription; some open access

Journal Type: Academic peer reviewed

‘A mummified finger rolled out across the desk’ at the Egypt Centre, Swansea

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Egypt Centre, Swansea University © David Gill

The THE recently had an article posing the question, ‘Who has the oddest job on campus?‘ (4 August 2016). I was glad to see my former colleague Wendy Goodridge answering the questions and providing some insights into the daily routine in a specialised university museum.

  • Gill, David W.J. “From Wellcome Museum to Egypt Centre: Displaying Egyptology in Swansea.” Göttinger Miszellen 205 (2005): 47-54 [online for subscribers]